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1915

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

1946

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for a Confidante, an Etruscan Arm Chair, and a Silver Cup

This is a Drawing. It was style of Robert Adam. It is dated ca. 1920–35 and we acquired it in 1946. Its medium is black chalk, brush and white gouache on oatmeal-colored laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Jacques Seligmann.

Its dimensions are

Frame: 41 x 51.1 x 3.2 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.) Overall: 23.1 x 26.9cm (9 1/8 x 10 9/16in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It is signed

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It is inscribed

In pen and brown ink at right of confidante: Covered in / Satin; [below] Design for a Confidante for Sir Abrm Hume/ Adelphi Oct 1777/ Robt Adam

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Confidante, an Etruscan Arm Chair, and a Silver Cup; Style of Robert Adam (British, 1728 - 1792); England; black chalk, brush and white gouache on oatmeal-colored laid paper; Frame: 41 x 51.1 x 3.2 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.) Overall: 23.1 x 26.9cm (9 1/8 x 10 9/16in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Jacques Seligmann; 1946-14-1

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